Grateful Dead Live at Bob Weir's Studio on 1975-02-28
1. (x) distorto (crazy fingers) jam - ends with drum roll (0:38)
2. (x) distorto (crazy fingers) jam (8:06)
3. (x) bouncey jam (11:36)
4. (x) Weir chording "bouncey jam" while band talks about
how to play "...you're playing fours in there, it sounds
like, Bobby..." [about 1:39]
(fade in) studio talk > stronger than dirt jam [about 2:03] > (4:08)
5. talk about chording while keyboard noodling >
drum noodling and talk [about 1:09] >
stronger than dirt jam > studio talking [about 10:46] (11:18)
6. (fade in) "girl from ipanema jam > "...ah ha-ah..." [about 1:59]
spacey noodling jam (x) [about 0:41]
(x) more spacey noodling jam (fade out) [about 1:44] (4:19)
7. (fade in) "tleother-ish" jam > slow "nfaway-ish" jam > [about 1:11]
"oh, yeah, i almost had it there..." >
"tleother-ish" jam > slow "nfaway-ish" jam >
noodling > studio talk & g t;
"...can you play that back for us, please?" [about 14:24] (15:30)
Disc 2 of 2 ( 77:12 )
1. (fade in) "shakedown streetish" funky jam [about 10:14] >
"hey, dan, turn the snare drum up in my ears, please." >
noodling and short jam [about 2:01] > (12:13)
2. tom-tom drum rolls > talk about mics > noodling >
"...there's something ringing out here, ned..." >
"don't worry about it" [about 1:33] >
show tune one jam > drum kit rolls and noodling [about 2:11] >
fast show tune two jam [about 5:31] >
jgarcia plays slow show tune >
"...hey, record every precious moment of this." >
jgarcia jam and drum rolls [about 2:05] > (10:56)
3. "...you know what they are? they're slow triplet
killer groove jam [about 3:36] >
studio talk [about 1:57] >
"jungle music" jam > "...i'm playing threes and you should play a four-four line against that..." [about 2:43] > (8:21)
4. studio talk and noodling > "...and, healy, the name of
that tune is pock-a-way..." [about 1:25] >
"slipknot" noodling [about 1:17] >
"the music never stopped" jam [about 11:59] (14:14)
5. (x) five or more "the music never stopped" theme jams > (10:14)
6. "the music never stopped" jam > ""...oh, gawd..." >
several yelps (x) (21:11)
incredible jams! outstanding sound quality!!
new to general circulation (Aug 1 2008)
what more could you want?
once again, I can't give enough thanks to the cast of characters responsible for bringing us this joy: Will Boswell, Taper Pat, Matt Smith, and Ihor W Slabicky (sorry if I left anyone out, this really seems to be a community contribution). Still, special thanks to my direct connection: Taper Pat and Matt Smith.
I'm not only forever grateful for this wonderful music you keep sending my way to share with others, but I'm also forever grateful for your friendship, guidance, and kindness. I feel truly blessed to know you and have you in my life.
* track notes by Ihor W Slabicky (thanks Ihor!!!)
please forgive the tracking and timing issues. studio sessions could be tracked any number of ways and I did the best I could to adapt Ihor's wonderful notes for a differently tracked version
** as Taper Pat observes:
"The source for this set of music is from a stash of reels and cassettes of unknown lineage made for JG by Kidd Candelario for listening purposes in the early and mid '70's (how did we play, what did we play, etc..). Kidd did not use archival material in the transfers (equipment, methodology or media) so the sound quality of the stash is variable. However, as time passes and analog sources decay or are MIA, some of the stash is proving to be great interest to the GD community. The stash is most likely copies of the master source, but in some cases (O&ITW 6/6/73 Passaic), most likely is the master."
Matt wanted me to seed this one first for a few grate reasons.
I'd like to share some of the excitement surrounding this seed:
As Ihor W Slabicky puts it:
"I have always loved these, from the first time i ever heard them. What makes this round so nice is that they sound SO good. Matt did a great job of transferring these into the digital realm - truly amazing how great they sound!!!"
Matt has had a few choice words about this session too:
"2 cd's worth of more pure jamming!! No vocals but just jammed out versions of 'Blues' stuff and a fantastic 'Lazy Lightnin' jam!! This is one of my favorite things i've done as I love jams more then anything else"
"Wait until you get this 2-28-75. That and the Garcia/Saunders are very similar. Just great long jams of stuff we all know and love!! Jammed out versions of Crazy Fingers(Distorto!!!), MLBJ(up tempo sort of!!), king solomons marbles, lazy lightning(after this, Phil yells, "J's man!!!), a blues jam i've never heard until this!! And the genesis of music never stopped in which they work on it for about 45 min. This is undoubtedly one of the first sessions as i've had David Lemieux confirm this."
"I just want the 2-28-75 out first just because serious collectors like us LOVE this kind of shit!! In fact IMHO, it's the best i've ever heard them play in a studio. The jams are very focused but long and loose. Music just OOZED from Garcia. No doubt!!"
The other winners - check BOTH (and I do mean BOTH) of those Solomon's Marbles jazzers, and tracks #7 and #8 - real funky, jazzy stuff ( where do those titles come from, anyways? The jams really aren't anywhere near those names).
The rest is more or less skippable, save the sheer W-O-W factor of a tireless band exploring one of its newest creations - that final MNS jam. At 21-something minutes, there's nothing bigger for this one. A sheer endurance ride and an interesting insight to a band working through a tune in a sort of mobious strip-loop, no ending in sight.
Seriously, that "Bouncey Jam" or whatever is Sunday-morning drive-with-the-top-down stuff. Amazing, lovely, give me every superlative that's out there.
Subject: Norcal Be Knowin'
Subject: Some greatness amid the tedium
Subject: Oh, you're kidding!
Subject: King Solomon's Marbles
Subject: Tico Tico ... is the hidden gem here
Subject: This is fun
Subject: studio jams
Subject: Music Never Stopped
MNS, however, takes the cake on this reel I think, as each round it gets tighter and riffs and licks we're to hear for years to come rise to the surface. You can tell the band all believes they're on to something really cool with the chord progression and song structure. Exciting stuff.
Nice job getting this seed on board. I'm reminded of old feelings and experiencing new ones as well, powerful.
Subject: The Meters Are All Over These Tracks...
Subject: What Hiatus?